Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Works for me Wednesday - Tropical Storm Fay

Yesterday, for Tackle it Tuesday, despite the storm I was able to get to Joann Fabrics to get some craft materials. Today, for Works for me Wednesday, my hubby was able to get to work by wading through almost 3 feet of water and carrying his uniform, gun belt and laptop in a bag over his shoulder, LOL...he had a fellow officer meet him across the bridge at the entrance to our neighborhood, and he'll have to borrow a car from the shop at work... yup, a Tropical Storm is no excuse to miss work when you are a cop!

Bye Honey, have a nice day! :)

I guess Miss TS Fay has decided to sit herself right on top of us (going about 3mph) and dump rain continually, and it's still coming. This morning we looked down the street and saw yellow tape crossing the road at one of the intersections...

We went for a little bike ride to see if there was ANY way out of our neighborhood. I couldn't take photos of the deepest part because it began to rain hard and I didn't want to ruin my camera. However, at the deepest point, it came to the base of my husbands handlebars - sidenote, just in case you were wondering, it's a great workout to ride your bike through deep water, LOL.

Because of the deep patches at the intersections, there was no way that a car, or even a large truck could get out of the neighborhood, we saw MANY people in various vehicles trying (but it was raining too hard to get photos, sorry). We saw a couple of cars that had been washed up onto the sidewalks.
Not everyone was having a bad day though, plenty of people were out having fun, we saw several canoes and quite a few kids with floaties. Note - not a good idea considering the animal waste and who knows what else that has most likely floated up into the streets. Our neighborhood is surrounded by several canals and we do live in Florida, so I wouldn't be surprised at all if someone spots a gator in street!
Heading back from the "pool" - LOL

Come on kids - let's go get some pizza!

The most recent photos I took were from about 2 hours ago, and the water has risen so much since then. We are quite lucky, as we are located in a good spot in the neighborhood and sit a little higher than some houses. However, the street in front of our house now looks like a river and people are able to canoe in front my house now!!!! However, 3 hours ago there were houses near the entrance to our neighborhood that already had water coming inside, it makes me sad to think of what is happening inside their homes right now.

It continues to be an interesting day, even as I type this, the water has "broadened" our road so much more. I don't want to even think about how my hubby will get home tonight!!!! Hopefully not wading through chest high possibly alligator and snake infested water - I never thought I would say this, but I think he should sleep at work! :(

Stormie says "Mom, what's happening out there????"

UPDATE: Hubby was able to call me from work. The Outback restaurant brought all the guys at his precinct Steak and Lobster for lunch - what a blessing and a special treat. Also, his "loaner" car is a big 4wd truck, so he won't be swimming with gators tonight, (sigh of relief!). :)

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Have a blessed and DRY day!


  1. Oh, that's amazing! So glad that you are OK and that you don't have water inside your house.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

  2. That's got to be scary! I'm glad to know you are safe for the time being. I hope the weather improves soon. You'll be in my prayers.

  3. Yeah, no days off for the pharmacy either.. my poor hubby had to leave his car by the side of the road and walk home this afternoon :(
    Does Stormie mind going potty in the rain bc Dingo HATES it. She refused to go all day..
    We too are blessed to have our house a lil higher than the neighbors so nothing major happened here but a broken screen door. Thanks for sharing the pics!

  4. Hope you survived the weekend!

    I have an award and tagged you for a meme on my blog!